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Ways to Prepare for Music Lessons

by | Sep 15, 2015 | 1 comment

Music Lessons Austin

Music lessons are the best way to learn how to play an instrument. However, lessons are costly. This is why you should maximize each experience. To get the most of each lesson, it is not only what you do during class that matters, but what you do outside of class that makes a huge difference. It comes down to how you prepare and if you are putting what you learned to good use!

At Lone Star School of Music, we believe learning music should be a great experience! To make sure you get the most out of your next music lesson, we compiled a list of ways to prepare before class. This way you learn to play the instrument faster and better.

Get Organized

Have your music supplies together and ready before your class begins. Each moment you are in class is considered valuable learning time. You do not want to waste it looking for your book, supplies, or instrument. We suggest you get to class early to get organized or have everything together in a backpack the night before class. Trust us, you will feel a lot more at ease when things are in their designated spot.


Practice is essential when learning a new instrument. Sometimes you may feel that you don’t have time, but a simple way to make time for practice is to have a schedule. We recommend spending at least an hour practicing three to four times a week. You can schedule a time on the weekends or weekdays, whatever fits best into your day.

When you practice, you keep up with the instructor faster during class. Each lesson typically builds upon the last week’s teaching. When you practice and perfect what you learned the week before then this week’s class you will learn it much faster.

Set Goals

Write down what you want to accomplish in this class. Is there a song you want to learn to play that is a lot harder then what you know? You can use this song as your goal. Maybe there is a technique you want to perfect, which you can also use as a benchmark to aspire to. Setting goals keeps you accountable on your journey to learning a new instrument. Remember to share your aspirations with the instructor and class. This way they can help you reach the goal.

Review Your Progress

You will never know if you met your goals if you forget to measure your progress. You can measure your progress every week after class. Have your instructor give you feedback and play in front of the class to get your peers feedback as well. Another way to measure progress is to record yourself playing. Then listen to it. You can give critique yourself based on the recordings.

Lone Star School of Music is dedicated to helping our students learn to play an instrument the right way while having fun! All our music lessons in Austin offer private and group sessions on a variety of instruments for adults, teens, children, beginners, and pros. We are a one-stop shop for all your music learning needs.

Lone Star – Lone Star School of Music is dedicated to helping our students have fun while learning to play an instrument the right way. We offer not only private music lessons on a HUGE variety of instruments but our popular group classes are perfect for adults, teens, children, beginners and pros! Fill out our short form or give us a call at (512) 712-5187 and tap into your musical talent!